Although a career as a doctor sounds really great because of how it's a really fulfilling and stable career, I've been put off from it for a long time because I heard that a doctors work crazy hours all the time long past medical school and residency. I've heard stuff about how their marriages deteriorate, and how most doctors wouldn't recommend their children become one.
But I stumbled across this subreddit a few days ago, and reading through some posts, it feels like a lot of attending docs here have a lot of time for hobbies and for family lives. Is this because the people who have time to go on Reddit are a self-selecting bunch, or have I just been misled by a bunch of exaggerated horror stories? Because honestly, being a doctor could be an ideal career for me, and I don't really mind a lot of the major cons that people talk about, like "starting" my life in my 30s, or having to study a lot. But having time for my present (and hopefully future) family is super important to me, I don't want to have to sacrifice that for my entire working life.
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